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New blood pressure technology combats inaccurate reading

Supplier: Welch Allyn
27 August, 2015

Skaneateles Falls, NY, August 24, 2015 - Welch Allyn, a leading medical diagnostic device company that delivers pragmatic innovation at the point of care, has introduced a new clinical grade blood pressure device designed to help clinicians improve accuracy and enhance diagnosis.

The Welch Allyn ProBP 2400 measures blood pressure using three different modes. An automatic single reading mode provides clinicians with an easy-to-use option for quick results with the push of a button. 

The device also has an automatic 3-Reading Average Mode that can similarly be activated with the simple push of a button. This mode provides the average of multiple readings to help clinicians account for white coat hypertension. In addition, a third ProBP 2400 mode allows clinicians to operate the device in a manual method using a stethoscope when auscultatory readings are desired. 
"Medical practices now have the option of an affordable, professional grade automatic blood pressure device that also maintains a manual mode for traditional use," said Ryan Raymond, senior specialist, Physical Assessment Products at Welch Allyn.
"Taking manual blood pressure readings remains the "gold standard" for capturing accurate non-invasive blood pressure measurement, but relies heavily on proper technique and precision. If done incorrectly, this can lead to inaccuracies and misdiagnosis. Our new device gives practices the ability to capture manual or automatic blood pressure readings on a single device and at a price point that makes it ideal for many settings." 

The ProBP 2400 is portable and has a variety of workflow options. The built-in folding handle allows clinicians to carry it safely and comfortably when needed. Practices also have the option to mount the device on a wall or place it on a mobile stand that can be wheeled from room to room.
The device features a nickel/metal hydride battery (NiMH) that stays charged for up to 600 readings and an optional high-capacity battery that stays charged for up to 1000 readings. 

"The advantage of the ProBP 2400 is that clinicians do not need to choose one type of device," said Raymond.
"The ProBP 2400 offers the benefits of a variety of devices in one easy-to-use and affordable package helping clinicians of all skill levels to effectively diagnose patient conditions including hypertension."